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Wheki-Ponga


Wheki-Ponga
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-03
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand ferns, Janice's FerNZ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 4:26
Viewed: 5744
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wheki-Ponga

I love ferns (did you know that?) and especially the ferns we have in New Zealand, where they grow in great abundance. We have nearly 200 native species alone occurring everywhere from the coast through to the country’s alpine regions. Then there are the fern allies – including club-mosses and fork-ferns that have an even longer fossil history than ferns.

One of my favourite ferns is Dicksonia fibrosa, Jade Green Tree Fern and aka in Maori as Kuripaka or Wheki-Ponga. I love the crisp feel of these fronds, as the crinkly sound they make when you touch them.

Dicksonia fibrosa is one of New Zealand's most hardy tree ferns. It can be found up to 400 m (1300 ft) above sea level. It is quite slow growing at around 3 cm (1.2”) per year, and grows best in a cool moist situation. Fibrosa will withstand temperatures as low as -7 deg.C (19 deg.F).

Ferns are one of the most diverse group of living land plants. It is estimated that there are 11,000 species in 300 genus. Ferns are typically found in moist forested areas although some hardy species can be found in coastal, urban, and even in desert locations. They vary in form and size. Some aquatic ferns have fronds less then 25 mm, where as tree ferns can grow to 10 meters in height, with fronds as long as 3 meters. With many smaller plants the stem is underground, and the fronds being the only visible parts. New Zealand has around 200 different fern species many of which are widespread.

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Hi Janice,
Very good POV and composition. Very attractive picture. Very well done. TFS
JC

Hello Janice!
What matters is HOW and not WHAT you see as a photo artist.
Your picture of a fern here demonstrates that amply. It is a very pleasant composition and I love it.
However, people do have reservations about what THEY like to see.
For example, most people hate to look at roach pictures! I have plenty roaches here like many of them have plenty butterflies near them. I can present a nice roach pic every day the way they present a nice butterfly pic every day. But I don't.
Regards.
Ram

Hello Janice, I know that you love ferns. In middle europe are 100 spiecies. - This is another great plant picture from you. Excellent POV, great sharpness and natural colours. As usual you present us an excellent note. This is a great composition.
Gr.
Heinz

Hi janice,
Great POV and DOF. The details are perfect. I just like the way my eyes wander over the leaf toward the end toward the newborn.
TFS,
Niek

Hello Janice, Perfct colors and texture, Perfct details, BG, POV. DOF great JOB, TFS Kyle

Hi Janie,
An excellent study in pattern and texture here. Beautiful saturated colors! When I see a beautiful fern anywhere, you now come to mind. I am starting to think of you as the Fern Lady from NZ. I love them to.
Scott

Hi Janice,
Nice capture,well composed.Thanks for posting.

Hello Janice,

Wondeful shot of this fern! I like the composition, the natural colors, and pov! Ferns are one of my favorite plant too!
TFS,
Michel

Hello Janice,
You love ferns? Wow, what a surprise! ;-)
You love them and you definitelly know what to do with them! This is very interesting shot. The POV is superb as well as the framing.
VERY WELL DONE on this one!

Fantastic details of this beautiful fern Janice, you certainly know how to capture them digitally. :)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-18 16:50]

Hello Janice,
Lovely ferns capture.Well seen and composed.POV,details,lighting and framing are wonderful.
TFS...:-)

Hello Janice and Good Morning!
I like the innovative POV, it's a nice approach..Great DOF, color, light, and details..Nicely composed,with the "subject" fern running through diagonally...
You love ferns? I hadn't noticed :)
Well done and have a Great Weekend mf.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-19 14:10]

Hi Janice
I never noticed that you love ferns. I'm sure you did not mentioned it before (ha-ha).
This is a great shot with a very interesting and creative POF.
Excellent composition and crop with lovely natural colours. Remarkable DOF with 'miles' of details and great use of the available light.
Very well done and TFS.
Kia Ora
Loot

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-26 6:58]

Hi Janice,
Very interesting post and I think I've mentioned before that being a big Rugby fan I'm very familiar with NZ Ferns :-) I know that's the silver one but they are still representative of what is probably the greatest rugby team in the history of the sport. Anyway where was I? Oh yes, your picture :-) Very interesting post and lovely shot of the fern, a very pleasing image. Also your note is interesting, where you describe the crisp feel and crinkly sound they make, looking at your picture I can imagine touching them. Great post!
Regards,
Adrian

Hello Janice,
Beautiful composition about ferns, the angle you has taken the pic is very good; very nice details; blurred BG works really well.
Cheers
Hernán

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